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At RRVDSS, we are dedicated to education.  We are dedicated to improving the education of individuals with Down syndrome, to educating parents on options and how to help their child with Down syndrome, to educate teachers, healthcare professionals and the community on Down syndrome in general.

Educational Opportunities

Listing of workshops, conferences, trainings, and conventions in our area that will benefit parents and teachers alike!

To list your workshop or training, please email RRVDSS at info@rrvdss.org or call 903-783-1922 today!


Outstanding Educator of the Year Award

Nominations are accepted each year from November 1st - December 31st for Outstanding Educator of the Year, an honor bestowed upon an educator each year at the Snowflakes & Diamonds Gala. 

Changing Lives:  Down Syndrome and the Healthcare Professional

An NDSS program to educate health care professionals about the clinical and developmental needs of individuals with Down syndrome and best practices for delivering a diagnosis to parents.

Everyone Counts:  Teaching Acceptance & Inclusion

An NDSS curriculum for grades K-6 that encourages positive relationships between students with and without disabilities.  RRVDSS can help to provide you with the curriculum.  Contact us today!

Education Stipends for Members

Many national, regional and state organizations offer workshops and conferences throughout the year that benefit our members through continued education.  The organization works to notify our membership of their existence.  RRVDSS will continue to offer stipends to those members who demonstrate a strong interest and involvement in the organization by attendance and volunteering throughout the year. 

Educational Conference on Special Needs

The Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society hosts an annual conference for parents, educators and healthcare professionals that will feature not only local but also regional speakers.  The intent is to provide seminars on overall health and specific medical concerns of Down syndrome and other disabilities, workshops on behavioral and social issues, workshops on education concerns and resources, and presentations on the many resources and training available to parents and those interested in helping individuals with Down syndrome or other disabilities.

Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society is a nonprofit support organization serving northeast Texas and southeast Oklahoma.

Contact Us:
Office: 903.783.1922
Fax: 903.783.1277


505 Lamar Avenue
Paris, TX 75461-6455

P.O. Box 6455
Paris, TX 75461-6455

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